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I have a kenmore elite 795.77549600 and it's not cooling like it used to the compressor is very hot to the touch and one of the lines is frosted over what could it be? Cleaned fan and coils too help!!

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This can happen if the freezer fan is not running or you have excessive ice build up from the unit not defrosting. Check to see if the freezer fan runs by pushing the light switch in the freezer and look for frost build up on the freezer back panel.

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it should not be the compressor as the bottom is only not cooling.

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You have a sealed system problem. There is either a small leak or a restriction somewhere in the tubing. This isn't something you could've caused so don't worry about that. Unfortunately this isn't something you can fix yourself either. You require a certified refrigeration technician to fix this problem.

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The compressor should be OK this time because you caught it in time. But if the condenser fan stops you need to consider replacing the fan. I have had refrigerators do fine until the fan motor warms up and you are away, it stops. Don't think you should use the refrigerator until the fan is fixed. Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: Cleaned coils,lower fan, drain lines. Checked door seals, temperature reset, both fans are runnign but

Need a New Compressor. That is the only way of Cooling. If it was working and not cooling it could be the Condensor or low on Freon.

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